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Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

  • About one-third of the NHL’s overall revenue comes from Canada
  • All-U.S. playoffs net more U.S. dollars, fewer Canadian fans
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No Canadian Team Makes NHL Playoffs in 4 Decades

The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman.

Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this year, it will do so in spite of a Canadian dollar that fell to a 13-year-low in January.